New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will have arthroscopic surgery his right elbow, and he probably will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday. The surgery on the inflamed tissue in the elbow will be performed next week by Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Gardner has not played since April 17, when he was injured while diving to try to make a catch. At the time, the injury was described as a bone bruise. Gardner began several rehab stints, but had a setback each time. An MRI exam was performed last week. "It's unfortunate," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, according to ESPNNewYork.com. "We missed some of the things he brings to our club." Gardner was batting .321 with no homers and two steals in just nine games this season. Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones will share playing time in the outfield in place of Gardner. Ibanez is hitting .242 with 12 homers, and Jones is batting .241, also with 12 home runs.